Friday, November 18, 2005

My Take On Murtha And Carter

When I saw that Congressman Carter directed us to look at history, I did just that. The first part of history we need to know about are these two things from this article, Democratic hawk called chicken on Iraq:
In his 37 years in the military, John Murtha won two Purple Hearts, a Bronze Star with a Combat "V" and the Vietnamese Cross of Gallantry.

[AND]

Carter, Hastert, Blunt and Hayworth have no military service record.
Looking at that, who do you think has a better idea of what is really going on in Iraq and with the military? A man who was a soldier in both Korea and Vietnam or a man who was never in battle? The other part of history is that this has all been done before and ended very badly, Iraq, 1917:
They came as liberators but were met by fierce resistance outside Baghdad. Humiliating treatment of prisoners and heavy-handed action in Najaf and Fallujah further alienated the local population. A planned handover of power proved unworkable. Britain's 1917 occupation of Iraq holds uncanny parallels with today - and if we want to know what will happen there next, we need only turn to our history books...
History, yes Congressman history! "Those who cannot learn from history are doomed to repeat it." - George Santayana.


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